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>> now abc 7 news at noon. on your side. >> we are just a few hours away from first pitch at the nationals home opener for the season. the big question, of course, will rain impact the game? our chief meteorologist doug hill track is all and joins us now with what to expect if you're heading to the ballpark this afternoon. doug: there is a concern because even though the first batch of heavy labor has moved through we have a good chance more showers will pop by game ime and during the game. there's no guarantee. there's a time lapse.
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heavy rain moved through the rea a while ago. gusty winds. a second amount of showers moved through. we'll see clearing but more rain this afternoon. the temperatures aren't warm but ok and in the mid 50's. 6 in washington now. showers east of the city and moving away but we see another line of showers that will move eastward and that combined with may stability in the air produce scattered thunderstorms. the time line could be from we'll keep or 6:30 up on this on air or on the weather line. now to you. jumi: the countdown is
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at 4:05 is the time for first pitch. our john gonzalez has been inside that park all morning long and is there live this noon getting us ready for the first pitch count down. john: good afternoon. happy opening day. the rain is coming down but doesn't seem to be fazing the folks at the park. the storm chaser is parked across the street from beautiful nats park and take a look. this afternoon the balloons are up and gates set to open the 1:30 for the opener. the ninth opener here for this park and it's the marlins coming to town. tanner roark is the pitcher on the mound. changes to the park this year. budweiser has taken over as the lead beer sponsor for the nationals so you see what was once the red law is the budweiser blue house. let's bring in kevin who is with the fairgrounds and bullpen here. you prepared some stuff for us, some good talegating.
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what you got for us? kevin: on the right are smoked chicken wings and they come with an alabama white sauce. the chef prepares over at due south. john: i don't think i've had anything like this. kevin: this is an interesting one. this is the squash puppies, one of chef holman's reactions as well. like a moist hush puppy but ull of squash and comes with jalapeno aioli. you won't know you're eating squash. john: you can always find good baseball and good food. michael and his family are the first in line. i pulled you out of line. i think your spot is holding. from alexandria, virginia, why so early. michael: we want to be one of the first ones in and had season tickets since 2005. john: what are you hoping for today? michael: another win. john: the gates open 1:30 and we can tell you the first
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25,000 fans will receive some pretty cool nationals sun glasses. how is this? the 25 millionth fan today will get two tickets for the next 25 years. the nationals are celebrating that today. it's going to be fun. hard to believe the nats have been in town over 10 years now and here we are. it never gets old. another opening day and you know what, the rain, we're not worrying about it. i think we'll play some baseball today. jummy, back to you. jummy: thank you. if you're driving to the game and maybe taking metro. you might want to head out early to miss the traffic. jamie joins us now to check on the roadways. jamie: we only have a few issues. i want to start in maryland on 95. heading southbound now you see we're down to about 23 miles per hour. that is approaching an accident just before route 198. with the left lane blocked, yes, the slowing from route 32 continuing south. if you want to get from route
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32 to the capital beltway, it's averaging 16 minutes now. the v.w. parkway looks good. we're in the 50's from 270 continuing closer towards 95 and in d.c. right now, of course you see we're mostly in the green and not much to worry about at all. on the freeway, 295 looks good as well. we have malfunctioning traffic lights in silver spring and nor dm beck road treat it as a four-way start. and you don't have delays on 395 but we'll take a live look at 5.
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sam? sam: we're heered at police headquarters because the chief was meeting with reporters earlier. the chief said search operations had resumed at the national arboretum and they continue to look for signs for 8-year-old relisha rudd who disappeared two years ago. police did a shoulder to shoulder search through a section of the arboretum yesterday. this area is blocks from the holiday inn hotel where she was seen on scurelt video with 51-year-old khalil tatum who is suspected in the girl's disappearance. he was found dead shortly after the disappearance, in an apparent suicide. the search today, according to the chief, mainly involved divers. they're searching two ponds in the area. >> this morning around 6:30 they started dive operations in one of two bodies of water so they just completed the first
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teams will be entering the econd body of water shortly. sam: the chief said m.p.d. is being investigated by the f.b.i. with the center for missing and exploited children. they asked her if she recovered any evidence and she said no. reporting live, sam ford, abc 7 news. now back to you. jummy: thank you for that. new at noon, local law enforcement cracking down on offroad vehicles on public roads and follows two reported incidents including an ambulance rushing a patient to the hospital, forced to stop after being surrounded by a.t.v.'s and motorcycles. jeanette reyes is with northwest on how officials are ddressing the rising concerns. jeanette: the d.c. police chief saying enough is enough with the dangerous activities regarding
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bikes. videos of riders breaking the law as law enforcement made it clear today they're cracking down on riders driving a.t.v.'s and dirt bikes on city streets and the numbers prove it 245 people have been arrested and most of them between the ages of 18-24. 400 bikes and a.t.v.'s are being held in evidence and nearly 100 are set to be destroyed. this operation comes as serious injuries and fatalities are on the rise. earlier a d.c. police officer was surrounded by a.t.v.'s and hit and dragged and a ambulance was recently surrounded by the vehicles and briefly delayed. >> it's very straggete for the public and for us in the last year to a year and a half where we watched the instances of a.t.v.'s and dirt bikes in large numbers coming into our city streets and menacing and harassing.
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>> we will prosecute, the office in alexandria, confiscate and destroy those vehicles. jeanette: police are offering a $250 reward for anyone with information with a dirt bike. you can find information on our website at reporting in northwest, i'm jeanette reyes, abc 7 news. jummy: developing now, a 6-year-old boy shot early this morning and happened overnight in the 5800 block of foote street in southeast. the gunman is on the run at this hour and we have the latest on the boy's condition and what we do know about the suspect. brianne: today d.c. police were at this building where late wednesday night authorities say a child was shot. the little boy believed to be 6 years old was shot multiple times in the arm. authorities say he was taken to the hospital but is expected to be ok. part of the preliminary investigation, police say at this point they don't believe this was accidental. now,
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relationship might be between the suspect and anyone at the home at the time is still part of the ongoing investigation. the incident reportedly started after someone tried to force their way into a home on foote street. police say they were called to the block because of reports of shooting and a burglary. at this hour they're not saying if the two incidents are connected. at last check police were searching for a man last seen in a gray s.u.v. the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. in northeast d.c., brianne carter, abc 7 news. jummy: new developments in the baltimore school officer video taped of slapping the student in march, attorneys say they dropped the felony child abuse charge against anthony spence and he's facing charges of second degree assault and misconduct in office, though. the second school officer also seen in the video is facing the same charges and were both arrested after that recording showing the apparent assault of a 16-year-old student was released on social media. now around
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noon, the serve is on for two inmates who escaped from a psychiatric hospital in washington. police consider anthony garver and mark alexander dangerous and have been held under court order since february, one for murder and the other on domestic violence charges. and a woman charged in the murder of a popular dallas dentist has been added to the f.b.i.'s most wanted list. he is accused of masterminding the murder of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend. investigators say she had a hitman, paying him $500 to shoot hatcher in the parking lot of the dallas high-rise. delgado was questioned days after the murder and police didn't have enough to arrest her and is missing and believed to be hiding in mexico. coming up on abc 7 news at noon, the glove is coming off. the war of words between democratic candidates bernie sanders and hillary clinton. plus, a payment problem for honda. the issue that may cause your car payment to come out twice.
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>> reckless and undisciplined. jummy: "star wars" fever again. and a peek at the new trailer released today. and we're tracking the rain and potential for snow showers this weekend. doug hill is back with his full forecast coming up after the break. but jamie raskin is the only democrat for congress
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jummy: the war of words heating up on the democratic side in vote 016 at a news conference in philadelphia, bernie sanders questioned hillary clinton's qualifications after implications from her campaign that he might be unqualified. bernie: maybe the american people might
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qualifications, madam secretary, when you voted for the war in iraq. hillary: kind of a silly thing to say but i'll trust the voters of new york to know me. jummy: the clinton campaign never claimed senator sand serious not qualified to be president. on the republican side, donald trump and ted cruz and governor john kasich are spending the day in new york. the empire state's primary is in two weeks. a change of leadership in iceland following the release of the panama papers. iceland's fisheries and agriculture minister is expected to be sworn in as the nation's new prime minister. on tuesday, the former prime nister aannounced he was stepping aside after the panama papers leak became public and protests erupted demanding his resignation. they were upset about his offshore investments disclosed in those documents. president obama is headed to chicago to stump for his nominee for
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to push for his man's confirmation to the high court when last week kirk became the first republican to break party lines and urged to hold a hearing for garland and republicans relayed the hearing say the next president could make the nomination. seven is on your side now with a consumer alert. honda owners, make sure to check your bank statements. some customers are being charged twice for their monthly car payment. social media is exploding with angry customers complaining about being double billed and ways to get help. honda's financial website shows they're aware of the problem and automotive news reports, honda financial reps told them they're feverishly working to fix that problem. wow. cleanup is underway now in the midwest after severe storms went through georgia and alabama last night, a suspected tornado touching down in southwest georgia injuring two people. the storm brought down trees and power lines. in atlanta a large tree
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ripped a hole in an apartment building and several mobile homes were damaged in montgomery county, alabama. cars also were damaged and fire crew has to cut and clear trees that were blocking roadways. and of course we're dealing with our own rain that we saw. my gosh, such heavy rains this morning, doug. doug: most of it moved out now and the weather the next couple hours will be quiet. might see a break of blue sky but after 4:00, more showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible. and we have 40,000 people at the ballgame. let's see what's happening at the moment. skies are threatening but nothing rainwise and is a live look from alexander bell haven country club with a gnarly looking sky and all bark but no bite as most of the rain is east of metro washington and the next batch of rain still pretty far west. temperatures now 54 degrees at reagan national and 54 in frederick. if we get a little sunshine we could pop in the low 60's but we'll play it by ear ase
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here's the latest batch, the heavier rains from an hour and a half ago are off the eastern shore and the next batch formed over the city and moving towards the bay. then you have to travel significantly farther west to see the next rain with a change to the wind direction to the west and willpower in more showers and a line of showers and isolated thunderstorms and you see in between breaks in the overcast. while.sunshine for a but we'll see more showers pop with occasional glimpses of blue skies through the late afternoon. this is a computer simulation of what may happen. this isn't the exact forecast but based on computer modeling
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temperatures about 55 degrees. saturday won't an pleasant day. it will be very breezy and cold, 40-45 for a high and could be a few rain showers or snow showers but that should pretty much come and go during the day and get windy with clearing skies late afternoon or evening and lots of sunshine but still chilly on sunday with highs of 49. hey, saturday, d.c. united has vancouver in town here. it looks like a snow shower will be possible and windy and cold with more football weather. watch it live here on abc 7. now the next seven days, as watch ups and downs continue, the spring roller coaster shows no signs of ending, 62 today, 45 saturday and 49 sunday and warm up monday and tuesday and turn cooler again by the time wednesday rolls around. jummy: ok, doug. thank you. stay tuned for this. we're getting a first look at the brand-new "star wars" movie called "rogue 1"
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story and van is excited about the first trailer released today. >> possession of stolen property, aggravated assault, resisting arrest. >> reckless, aggressive and undisciplined. >> this is a rebellion, isn't it? i rebel. jummy: this trailer for the stand alone film film debuted this morning on good morning america. the film set before the events depicted in 1977's original "star wars," felicity jones, on oscar nominee, plays the lead in the movie which co-stars diego luna and forest whitaker as well as many others. looks great. coming up here on abc 7 news at noon, the one item being banned at more and more baseball stadiums. plus, new numbers out about just how many of us suffer from diabetes. the stunning report coming up wall street. the nra.
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jummy: a 7 op your side health matters. the world health organization says diabetes cases are on the rise across the world. affecting 422 million people in 2014, that's up from 108 million in 1980. the agency specifically blames growing consumption of food and beverages high in sugar. it's calling for stepped up measures to reduce risk factors and increase treatment and care. new york mayor bill de blasio has signed the bill to ban smokeless tobacco in sports stadiums. this crackdown will be in sports venues and recreational areas issued across the city including citi field and yankee stadium. the ban will extend to e cigarettes as well.
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dipping and chewing at its ballparks. the white house is planning congress over a delay in funding efforts to fight zika. they requested money for preventative measures like mosquito controls but so far the request hasn't been approved. >> there's no reason this should be a partisan dispute. they're going to have to choose whether or not their animosity towards president obama trumps their desire to try to protect pregnant women and their states from this terrible disease. jummy: in the meantime the administration has shifted $600 million originally allocated to fight ebola to the research. congressional republicans are monitoring the situation. a swampy start to the opening day for the nationals. doug will be back with how long the rain lasts and a final look at the forecast. next.
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doug: a little sunshine possible in spots but look to the left-hand side of the screen, more showers could arrive by the time the game starts at 4:05 and a lot more in the afternoon forecast. jummy: thank for you joining us this midday. have a great day.
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